I completely realize that I am so far behind on blogging. My goal over the next couple of months is to really step it up.
In the time being I’m back tracking a bit to make up for time lost, so here it goes…
February :: Book of the Month :: Gone Girl
As soon as I started reading this book I loved it. It was such an interesting story, the kind that I liked so much I didn’t want to put down. I really liked how Gillian Flynn wrote the chapters from the perspective of the different characters and dropped interesting details along the way that made more, and more sense as the story went on. Then I got to the ending…I don’t want to ruin it for anyone who hasn’t read it yet (and it would be a good beach read) but, I was really disappointed with the ending. It almost felt like the author procrastinated on writing the ending and her editor was calling her continually bugging her to finish, so she just wrote the ending quickly and without a lot of thought. For how good the rest of the book was, I was so shocked and unhappy with the ending. With that being said, I would pack it in your beach bag this summer as the majority of the book is great.
For those of you who did read Gone Girl, what did you think? Did you like the ending?
I’ve been so busy with my new job and training for all of my races, I realized I hadn’t blogged in FOREVER. Eek! Sorry everyone! As I’m reflecting back over the past couple weeks I’m remembering some of the little things that have made me smile; hope they make you smile too!
*Note: For really good Latte Art in Baltimore, you should swing by LAMILL in Harbor East – they do an awesome job and their coffee is fantastic!
What are some of your favorite little things?
2013 is a big year for me. Not only am I getting married but, I recently started a new job at an advertising agency. Until the day I got my offer letter I honestly wasn’t sure if I’d be getting another job. I had been interviewing and networking and nothing happened. I was discouraged to say the least. That, in addition to going to a workplace where I was verbally abused, was really taking a toll on me – both physically and emotionally. This isn’t meant to be a sad post (and I know it’s get lengthy, sorry!) but, I just wanted to take the time to say thank you to everyone who has been so supportive of my professional life (and beyond!) – it really means a lot and I’m beyond excited for my new gig!!
It’s hard to believe it’s already February but, so far I’ve made good on my “book of the month” resolution (here). I finished “How to Look Expensive” by Andrea Pomerantz Lustig and in a nutshell is was great! For anyone who loves beauty, fashion, and just looking good in general, this is the book for you!
Honestly, I don’t want to say too much about the book because you should really go buy it and read it yourself but, here are a few things I love about the book:
- Readable. Andrea writes in a way that you can understand. Basically she “dumbs” it down so that anyone (cough, cough..me…cough) can read this book, understand what she’s saying, and put into practice her tips!
- Favorites. She gives us her favorites, both high-end or drugstore. It’s nice to know that Andrea recognizes that not everyone can go to the Nordstrom counter for every beauty purchase (although we wish we could…).
- Experts. Andrea shares tips she’s picked up along the way but, she also brings in the experts to write small portions.
- Beauty References and Resources. At the end of the book Andrea leaves us a list of references, some I heard of before the book and some are my new favorites.
Ok, hopefully I haven’t given away too much and I’ve inspired you to pick up her book ASAP.